Vieira will host her own nationally syndicated daytime show, “The Meredith Vieira Show,” in fall 2014. The daily NYC-based show will be produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution with Vieira also serving as an executive producer.
Taped on a set that resembles her home (complete with her actual furniture and family photos), The talker is a multi-segmented hour that will blend the host’s unique point of view, empathy, and sense of humor with insightful storytelling that will make viewers laugh, learn and feel inspired. Each day, the show will offer an mix of daytime fun along with feel-good human interest stories from everyday people to celebrity guests who have an important story to tell, lifestyle segments and key topics that highlight Vieira’s personality.
“All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith,” said Ted Harbert, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting. “She creates an instant connection with audiences with her smart, quick-witted and down-to-earth style. This entertaining and substantive show will be a great way to reach her loyal daytime fans as well as new ones who will discover why Meredith is one of America’s most loved television personalities.”
“As a journalist on Today and 60 Minutes, I learned how to really listen to people and help give them a voice. On The View, I unleashed my own opinionated self and discovered the empowerment that comes with sometimes heated, but always respectful, discussion. And on Millionaire, I relished the joy of changing people’s lives while having pure fun,” said Vieira. “All of these experiences, along with being a wife and mom, have led me here because they all share one common denominator… this fundamental need we have to connect with and find inspiration in each other.”
Currently, Vieira serves as a special correspondent for NBC News programming including “Today” and “NBC Nightly News” and also contributes to special network programming including the Olympic Games. Vieira joined “Today” in September 2006 as co-anchor. Vieira is also the former host of ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and co-host of Today and ABC’s The View.